Became the first female to play major league baseball, joining the San Francisco Sea Lions in the Negro Leagues in 1949. She recorded two RBIs in her first professional at bat.
Starting out playing sandlot baseball around St. Paul, she quickly rose to play semipro baseball.
She was one of three women who played in the majors during the Negro League era.
She married a man 40 years older than her.
It was Jackie Robinson's popularity that led to the decline of the Negro League, which hired her as a publicity stunt.